It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another weekly dip into the pool of music news, interviews and videos that I like to call This Week In Music! Yes, in addition to the normal Pick Your Poison mp3s and Soundcloud streams, I like to toss out links to a bunch of other music-related content that I’ve found interesting or worthwhile over the course of the week. I encourage you to check some, if not all of these things out, particularly if you’re looking to waste some time. There’s plenty to see, read and hear:

Music Video: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Higgs Boson Blues

Watch a short documentary about Daft Punk’s helmets

Watch 77 minutes of Nine Inch Nails performing live at the Staples Center in L.A. from Nov. 8, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch recite the lyrics to R. Kelly’s “Genius”

Watch Lana Del Rey’s 27-minute short film “Tropico”

Music Video: Speedy Ortiz – No Below

Music Video: Angel Olsen – Forgiven/Forgotten

Music Video: Best Coast – This Lonely Morning

Music Video: Jon Hopkins – Collider

Music Video: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong

Once you’re done with that set of distractions, let me offer up another set via some song downloads and streams. Don’t miss tracks from Chase N. Cashe, Hillary Barleaux, Milagres, PT Walkley, Ryan VanDordrecht, Tim Mahoney and Vance Joy. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Beat Culture (ft. Psychic Twin), The Districts, Ex Hex, Jorge Elbrose, Natural Child and Netherfriends.

Chase N. Cashe – I Can Do That

Haim – Don’t Save Me (Modulogeek Remix)

Hillary Barleaux – Promise to Never

JMSN – Walk Away (:PAPERCUTZ Remix)

Milagres – The Letterbomb

Mirror Talk – Don’t (The-Drum Version)

Mooner – Making Americans

PT Walkley – Sirens

Ryan VanDordrecht – Hard Lover

Tegan and Sara – Closer (That Girl With Dark Eyes Remix)

Tim Mahoney – I Meant It

UMA – Vanity (Claude Speeed Remix)

Vance Joy – Riptide

Wild Ones – Paia (My Body Remix)


Beat Culture – Drifter (ft. Psychic Twin)

The Districts – Funeral Beds

Ex Hex – What Kind of Monster

Jorge Elbrose (Ariel Pink & Jorge Elbrecht) – Called to Ring

Natural Child – Saturday Night Blues

Netherfriends – Joey Vision